By Lyre's Spirit Co
24th Feb 2021
The Reset Podcast Series With Lyre's
The Reset Podcast Series is for anyone who cares about well being at work and at home, this series has been created by Suki Thompson, Founder and CEO of Let’s Reset.
Enjoy accessing a series of personally intimate and professionally revealing stories that are designed to inspire, engage and inform. This Podcast Series which kicks off with Suki's interview with Paul Pomroy, the CEO of McDonald's in the UK and Ireland. The rest of the ten part series sees people from the worlds of business, politics, and even royalty.
Paul Pomroy, CEO, McDonald’s UK and Ireland Episode 1
Paul Pomroy, the CEO of McDonald’s in the UK and Ireland. A fascinating exploration of how his childhood impacted his adulthood both personally and professionally.
Benny Higgins, Scottish Business Legend Episode 2
Extraordinary. Articulate. Reflective. Benny Higgins, The former CEO, Tesco Bank and now Advisor to the Scottish Government, Chairman of the Duke of Buccleuch’s Estates & National Galleries. In this Reset: The Podcast Benny talks to Suki Thompson Founder, Let’s Reset about the juxtaposition of business and art, lived experience and learning which is the way that he lives his life. He also discusses very openly and honestly about how his own personal experiences, good and bad, have been his best teacher. This is a podcast for anyone who knows that life is a journey and the bumpier the ride, the more interesting the lessons.
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Office BBC Episode 3.
Kerris Bright is one of the outstanding marketers in the industry having worked with brands such as Dulux, British Airways & Virgin Media. But her career has not always been without bumps in the road. In this episode of Reset The Podcast, Suki Thompson, Founder & CEO of Let’s Reset discovers why these bumps have proved to be her biggest driver. Through the odd failure and the occasional leap of faith, Kerris has learned her biggest lessons. Here, she describes how those things have taught her that life really is about getting things done and the tenacity to see them through. Now as Chief Customer Officer, BBC, Kerris also explains how the power of storytelling & creativity has become such an important part of her work life.
Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said of Oman Episode 4
Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said of Oman is the Founder of Whispers of Serenity, the first ever wellbeing clinic in the Sultanate of Oman. In this Reset the Podcast, Princess Basma talks to Suki Thompson, Founder, Let’s Reset about what Serenity means to her. Her own educational journey, around the globe, in mental wellbeing, along with some fascinating insights into her Royal Family and its sense of purpose.
Anna Jones, Co-Founder of Allbright Episode 5
Anna Jones is the Co-Founder of Allbright, the first all-female private members club. In this Reset The Podcast, she talks to Suki Thompson, Founder and CEO Let’s Reset about sisterhood and the power of being a woman. She also discusses why there is a still a place for an all-female club and an even more special place in hell for women who don’t help other women! During their time together, they discuss why women still find it hard to push themselves forward and speak out and why giving back is important.
Mark Livings, Creator & Founder at Lyre’s Episode 6
Mark Livings is dynamic, innovative and a true disruptor of the status quo. An Australian born, Amsterdam based award winning marketer, Mark co-foundd Lyre's, one of the fastest growing non alcoholic spirits brands in the world. He talks to suki about bravery and business but also admits that being restless entrpreneur hasn't come without its challenges. Mark opens up about the burnout he suffered and the struggles attached to starting and growing your brand. He tells Suki about the lessons he's learned and steps he now takes to protect his own wellbeing.
Pippa Glucklich CEO, Electric Glue and former President WACL Episode 7
Pippa Glucklich is one of the media’s industry’s most senior and inspirational women. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Suki Thompson, Founder & CEO, Let’s Reset talks to Pippa in Reset: The podcast about her life and her career. From a family who fuelled her determination, her desire for equality and ambition as a woman. To a tragedy that challenged everything she thought about herself and those around her. Here, Pippa talks incredibly honestly and candidly about her early career in media, the importance and support of her girlfriends and WACL and her husband’s suicide; something that most of us can’t ever imagine but which had the most devastating impact on her life. Remarkably, Pippa describes how she is managing to rebuild her life, why she is now empowered to speak out and how she is excited for what’s ahead.
Lord Colin Moynihan, Episode 8
At just 34, Lord Moynihan was the Minister for Sport and found himself at the heart of one of the biggest sporting tragedies, The Hillsborough Disaster. Lord Moynihan opens up about the impact of his devastating events on both his personal and professional life and how resilience he learned from his mother was put to the test. We discuss how the wonders of walking and solace of swimming are so important to his wellbeing and the importance he places on making time for himself.
Martin George, Customer Director, Waitrose, Episode 9
Passion, Energy, commitment and dedication – all words to describe Martin George, who is a man with a real story to tell. From his amazing career at British Airways and marketing Concorde through to his five year wait for a very public court case. Through it all, he learned the power of resilience and to focus on what really matters. He chats to Suki Thompson, Founder & CEO Let’s Reset about both of these things in this Reset: The Podcast. As the Chief Customer Officer at Waitrose now, Martin also explains how he is a passionate advocate for the importance of wellbeing, culture and looking after your teams.
Keith Weed CBE, President RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Former Global CMO Unilever and NED, Episode 10
Keith Weed was one of the most experiences and high profile men in Marketing. He's also one of the most energetic. In this Reset: The Podcast, the ex-Global CMO of Unilever talks to Suki Thompson, Founder & CEO, Let's Reset about energy and the importance to him of creating a team culture and an open environment to embrace positive wellbeing and mental health conversations. Keith discusses how he has now Reset his life to run a portfolio career, giving him time to concentrate on some of the things that really matter to him, his own wellbeing and gardens! Make sure you stay until the end to hear how he narrowly escaped the bombing of his hotel in Mumbai... A thrilling and impactful conversation.
Caroline Pearce, International Fitness Expert and Television Sports Presenter, Episode 11
Caroline Pearce is the very definition of what resetting means. So much so that she's done it twice. She is a former Great Britain Heptathlete and Bobsledder, International fitness expert and television sports presenter. In this Reset: The podcast, Caroline talks to Suki Thompson, Founder & Ceo, Let's Reset about the challenges she faced when transitioning out of her professional sports career. A transition that would prepare her for her next big reset; a move to Los Angeles when asked to become the presenting face of a sport she knew almost nothing about. But, as she says during this interview, her view on life is to say yes and then learn how to do it afterwards. A typically positive perspective from a woman who certainly knows how to grab life with both hands.
Keith Moor, Chief Marketing Officer, Camelot, Episode 12
Keith Moor is one of the most progressive marketers in the industry. He's also one of the most thought provoking. In this Reset the Podcast, the ex CMO of Santander and now CMO at Camelot talks to Suki Thompson, Founder & CEO, let's Reset about why knowing yourself is the key to being a great leader. During our time together, he also talks about why purpose matters and what purpose means to him. Keith is known for his honesty, his directness and his ability to provoke and all of these qualities are on show as he talks about his own process of resetting for the second half of his life. Make sure you listen to the very end of the podcast to hear an out take from our chat where Keith's reads his new personal leadership mission statement. You will love it!
Helene Banner, Former Speechwriter European Commission + Founder, Let’s Just Be Imperfect Ladies, Episode 13
In this Reset Podcast, we turn to Europe and a woman who has been at the very heart of European politics for over a decade. Helene Banner is a political communicator, speaker and speechwriter. In this podcast, she talks to Suki Thompson, Founder & CEO, Let’s Reset about her own series of whys. Why she initially decided to work inside the European Commission. Why she decided to quit her job on the very day that she had helped the first ever female President of the EU come to office. And, importantly, why she now helps inspire young women to become authentic leaders. Her answers are revealing, insightful and incredibly thought provoking. Luckily for some of us, she only answered in one of the three languages in which she’s fluent.
Rose McGowan Entrepreneur, Actress, Activist, Author, Episode 14
This is Mental Health Awareness Week. If ever there was a woman to whom Suki Thompson, Founder/CEO Let’s Reset, should talk to about wellbeing and resetting in her Reset Podcast series, Rose McGowan is that woman.
In 2017, Rose reset Hollywood in its entirety through speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. In this podcast, she talks about that moment and everything that has followed since. Suki explores a side to Rose that few people hear about. Rose McGowan the business woman, the entrepreneur and the investor. She describes what Hollywood taught her not to do in business terms and how she judges what business investments she makes. Not unsurprisingly, the words brave, fair and wellbeing are never far from her mind when making these decisions. This Reset The Podcast is a fascinating insight into the other side of the one of the world’s most famous activists.
René Carayol MBE, Episode 15
René is an inspirational author, broadcaster and motivational speaker. During his chat with Suki Thompson, Founder Let’s Reset, René talks passionately about his experience of race, prejudice and his own journey in having to deal with them. He also describes his view of the clear difference between management and leadership and why leadership is now more critical than ever and how everyone should focus on their SPIKE. René’s down to earth and incredibly real perspective on many of life’s challenges are summed up beautifully during this conversation as he explains why the only thing that really matters is to look out for each other and look after each other.
Sue Unerman, Best-Selling Author and Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom, Episode 16
Sue Unerman’s career in Media is a hugely impressive one but in this Reset the podcast, Sue talks more about her writing than her life at the media coal face. And there’s good reason for that. Sue’s three books act as a roadmap that describe her own journey. In discussing with Suki Thompson, Founder Let’s Reset, her first book, ’Tell The Truth’, she tells us why she enjoys shooting down sacred cows. She explains in her second book, ‘Glass Wall’, why she implores women to show off more. And, in her final book, ‘Belonging’, she talks very passionately about why she believes that everyone should promise never to be a bystander. Three books with three fascinating themes, all told through the eyes of the woman who wrote them.
Andrew Grill, Actionable Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Former IBM Managing Partner, Episode 17
Anyone who describes himself as an actionable futurist is worth listening to! In this RESET The podcast Suki Thompson, Founder of Let’s Reset talks to Andrew Grill. His views on what is next in digital disruption are fascinating and they chat about why he believes the key to the future is for all of us to unlearn our old ways and say yes more often. In a personal and revealing section towards the end, Andrew opens up about his own mental health and tells us why journaling is so important to him. Anyone who fancies a tip or two on what the future might look like is in for a treat in this edition of RESET the podcast.
Gerard Barron, Chairman & CEO, The Metals Company, Episode 18
For most of us, resetting means making changes that might affect our daily lives. But, Gerard Barron, Chairman & CEO, The Metals Company is definitely not like most of us. In this latest Reset the Podcast, Gerard talks to Suki Thompson, Founder, CEO Let’s Reset about his own reset moment, when he decided to put his incredible entrepreneurial skills to work to help save the planet. Twice during the chat, he tells us that business is both his hobby and his passion and it’s easy to hear why. Gerard’s passion, energy and drive to help transition our planet away from fossil fuels to a circular resource economy is very clear, as is his unrelenting commitment to what he calls his tribe. Those people around him who believe in his journey and share his commitment to making our planet a better place. And, how does he get through the tough days? Well, by believing in tomorrow.
How creativity and storytelling can reset an organisation – with Jeremy Connell-Waite, Global Communications Designer, IBM, Episode 20
Suki talks to Jeremy Connell-Waite IBM’s Global Communications Designer, a role which allows him to point his incredible energy and creativity at helping people communicate better. During this chat, they go from discussing why wild ducks matter to IBM, Ballet and what a chess grandmaster taught him about technology. A typically eclectic mix for a man who loves variety. In the most poignant and personal part of this podcast, Jeremy talks about one of his most significant Reset moments. The trauma associated with the birth of his twins and why this process alone persuaded him that IBM was the place for him. It’s a story that will make you smile and cry in equal measure and a great reminder that stories and their impact on others really are what makes the world go round.